nullity of marriage


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nullity of marriage

the avoidance of a marriage, as opposed to its termination by divorce. A marriage may be declared null as a result of some defect existing at the time the marriage was celebrated or because the marriage was never consummated.
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Church courts must decide whether there is objectively such a nullity of marriage, because there are canonical laws binding in conscience.